Medical Coding Certificate Program

Medical Coding Certificate

Medical Coding Certificate Program

REQUIRED MEDICAL CODING CERTIFICATE COURSES:

ENG 160: English Composition 1 or BUS 105: Introduction to Business Writing
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 105
This English Composition 1 course is designed to help students master the traditional five-paragraph essay along with its variations. Students will learn how to support a thesis with specific evidence and how to write an effective introduction, conclusion, and title. Students will learn how to develop the nine patterns of essay development. Throughout the course, students will review all the basic grammar rules, and they will also review and apply proper APA Style.
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BUS 105: Introduction to Business Writing
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: None
The Introduction to Business Writing course is designed to teach the basics of business writing. Topics include the different types of dictionaries and what is and is not included in these dictionaries. Basic grammar, style, and writing skills will be reviewed. This course will begin with a background lesson on parts of speech and sentence structures and then will progress into more specific areas, such as nouns, verbs, modifiers, punctuation, capitalization, and numbers.

HIT 107: Medical Terminology
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: None
This Medical Terminology course is designed to teach the basics of medical terminology. Medical Terminology orients students to the accurate uses, definitions, spelling, and pronunciations of medical terms used in the healthcare field. Students will analyze terms while learning to divide them into suffixes, prefixes, and combining forms. Emphasis will be placed on relating medical terms to the structural organization of the body. Through practical applications, students will learn to link abnormal conditions and diseases with diagnostic tests and procedures. In addition, students will be introduced to common medical abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols.

BIO 106 Anatomy and Physiology
Credits: 4
Co-requisite: HIT 107
This Anatomy and Physiology course will prepare students for the specificity required to interpret medical language while working as a healthcare professional. Students will acquire an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and laboratory medicine. The student will learn how to identify, pronounce, spell, locate, and understand anatomical terminology to describe the structure and function of the body, the major organ systems, and the relations of one part to another. The nature of disease processes including signs, symptoms, and etiology will be presented in detail for each organ system. Interventional treatment modalities have been linked accordingly in addition to clinical applications, research issues and trends, and related issues about health and well-being.

HIT 260: Basic Diagnostic Coding
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: BIO 106
This Basic Diagnostic Coding course focuses on learning the coding conventions and guidelines for the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM medical coding systems and then applying the rules to accurately assign codes for patient medical services. You will become familiar with the ICD-10-CM Draft, the history of ICD-10 coding, and when adoption of this code set will take place. Emphasis will be placed on the coding guidelines and the official rules established for the use of the standard code sets in different healthcare settings. In addition to coding diagnostic services, a variety of healthcare payer systems are presented, such as managed care, Medicare, HMOs, and PROs.

HIT 270: Basic Procedural Coding I
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: HIT 260
This Basic Procedural Coding I course focuses on learning the coding rules for the CPT and Level II HCPCS medical coding systems and then applying the rules to accurately assign codes for patient medical services. Emphasis will be placed on coding for physician services in multiple settings, such as physician office, hospital, emergency room, and operating room, utilizing procedure codes from the E/M, Anesthesia, Surgery Guidelines and General Surgery, Integumentary System, Musculoskeletal System, Respiratory System, and Cardiovascular System sections of the CPT.

HIT 280 Basic Procedural Coding II
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: HIT 270
This Basic Procedural Coding II course focuses on learning the coding rules for the CPT and Level II HCPCS medical coding systems and then applying the rules to accurately assign codes for patient medical services. Emphasis will be placed on coding for physician services in multiple settings, such as the physician office, hospital, emergency room, and operating room, as well as utilizing procedure codes from the following sections of the CPT: Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum and Diaphragm; Digestive System; Urinary and Male Genital Systems; Reproductive, Intersex Surgery, Female Genital System, and Maternity Care and Delivery; Endocrine and Nervous Systems; Eye, Ocular Adnexa, Auditory, and Operating Microscope; Radiology; Pathology/Laboratory; and Medicine.

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